January 2008Previous Issues
LO board elects new governance
A new year sees a new executive responsible for the direction of Landscape Ontario.
Industry night a new venture for Blooms
The beginning of a new year once again puts Canada Blooms on the front burner.
Members in the news
Clintar Groundskeeping Services was honoured as one of two finalists in the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario’s prestigious business integrity awards competition.
Domestic Phytosanitary Certification Program 2008 Winter Workshops for Canadian nurseries
The Domestic Phytosanitary Certification Program (DPCP) is a voluntary clean-stock nursery program developed by the Canadian nursery industry.
Somerville supports Trees for Troops
Over 3,000 Canadian military families have received free Christmas trees this season, through a national effort to support those with loved ones serving overseas.
CHT now playing on YouTube
Internet technology is being used to assist candidates in the Certified Horticultural Technician (CHT) program improve their chances of success.
Free breakfast seminars focus on preventing damage underground
During the months of January and February, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) and partners are hosting free breakfast seminars throughout Ontario.
Green is good: New committee promotes environmental stewardship
As green industry members, by definition, we are all environmentalists. Our day-to-day activities have positive influences upon the environment. However, with typical horticultural modesty, we aren’t very good about telling our story.
Human Resources News
LO Member Profile
Waterloo chapter donates $10,000 to support KidsAbility
Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter demonstrated its support of KidsAbility and the local community by providing a generous donation of $10,000.
Fanshawe students compete in Landscape Olympics
On Nov. 6, 2007 Landscape Ontario’s student chapter at Fanshawe College hosted the third annual Landscape Olympics.
LO Volunteer Profile
Commodity Group Updates
Lots of good information at annual Short Course
Each February, the Landscape Ontario Growers’ Short Course brings together nursery growers to learn more about issues they face.
New Bylaw affects backyard pool construction
Those wishing to build a backyard pool in the City of Toronto have a new hurdle to clear, or in this case a fence.
Hosta virus X: Watch for these symptoms
Hosta virus X (HVX) affects hosta cultivars in different ways, so it is impossible to give a definitive description of symptoms.
Garden Centre Forum
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report
High School Horticulture
Changing perspectives - Encouraging high school students to take an interest in horticulture
High school students are increasingly pressured by their parents to pursue careers in medicine, engineering, business and computers. For many, careers (particularly in horticulture) are stumbled upon through a summer job experience.